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Not Roadkill | by Furryscaly
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Not Roadkill

I got a call in 2010 about a large northern snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina serpentina, trying to cross a road, so I stuffed a dog crate in the truck and headed out there. This big ornery fellow was still unharmed, but there wasn't any water around save for an ever-drying roadside ditch. I picked him up and later released him at McDowell Dam, a much more suitable and permanent habitat with plenty of delicious frogs, fish, and ducklings.

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Taken on September 21, 2010